| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:05 AM
For decades, it's been considered one of the most reckless blunders in tropical history.
Supposedly, a group of revelers held a hurricane party at a Mississippi apartment complex - laughed in the face of death - as Category 5 Hurricane Camille...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 10:22 PM
A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communications in areas where thousands were killed by a massive storm just over a year ago.
More than 1 million...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:12 AM
Florida has been extremely lucky, dodging a hurricane hit for a record nine years. But to some degree, it’s also been fortunate for the past 50 years.
That’s because between 1965 and 2014, 10 major hurricanes struck the state –...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:48 AM
No one is going to mistake NOAA for being Disney.
Nonetheless, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has produced a short video that explains the dangers of storm surge - in a pretty entertaining fashion.
The video employs a "fast draw"...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The West Baltimore home of a defunct century-old book publisher that once commanded offices in Chicago and San Francisco will go on the auction block Wednesday — a casualty of Hurricane Katrina, technological change and even the "For Dummies"...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Bob Simpson was best known as being part of the team that created the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, where the monster storms are categorized from 1 to 5 based on how much damage they can leave.
But he was a giant in the field of meteorology,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Hundreds of thousands of people across a wide stretch of the Philippines sought refuge Friday in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centers as the island nation braced for another a powerful typhoon.
About 50 provinces covering more...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 11:40 PM
As a weakening Typhoon Hagupit inched its way across the Philippine archipelago Sunday, some parts of the country were still bracing for its arrival while others were recovering from the storm’s passing fury.
At least three people were reported...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:00 PM
It was around this time last year that a Baltimore-based relief agency provided emergency assistance to the Philippines after a catastrophic typhoon killed thousands and ravaged large swaths of landscape.
On Sunday morning, two additional members of...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a tropical storm Monday as it continued its slow march across the Philippines, leaving at least 22 people dead in its wake, according to the Red Cross.
The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 53 mph with gusts of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:45 PM
When property-casualty insurers close their books for 2014, it is estimated to be the second most profitable year since the financial crisis of 2007-08, due largely to a quiet hurricane season caused by an El Niño weather phase and the absence of other...